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dc.contributor.authorChan, Raymond Javan
dc.contributor.authorKeller, Jacqui
dc.contributor.authorCheuk, Robyn
dc.contributor.authorBlades, Rae
dc.contributor.authorTripcony, Lee
dc.contributor.authorKeogh, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:35:46Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:35:46Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-21T03:43:36Z
dc.identifier.issn1748-717X
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1748-717X-7-121
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/51800
dc.description.abstractBackground Radiation-induced skin reaction (RISR) is one of the most common and distressing side effects of radiotherapy in patients with cancer. It is featured with swelling, redness, itching, pain, breaks in skin, discomfort, and a burning sensation. There is a lack of convincing evidence supporting any single practice in the prevention or management of RISR. Methods/Designs This double-blinded randomised controlled trial aims to investigate the effects of a natural oil-based emulsion containing allantoin (as known as Moogoo Udder Creamversus aqueous cream in reducing RISR, improving pain, itching and quality of life in this patient group. One group will receive Moogoo Udder CreamAnother group will receive aqueous cream. Outcome measures will be collected using patient self-administered questionnaire, interviewer administered questionnaire and clinician assessment at commencement of radiotherapy, weekly during radiotherapy, and four weeks after the completion of radiotherapy. Discussion Despite advances of radiologic advances and supportive care, RISR are still not well managed. There is a lack of efficacious interventions in managing RISR. While anecdotal evidence suggests that Moogoo Udder Creamay be effective in managing RISR, research is needed to substantiate this claim. This paper presents the design of a double blind randomised controlled trial that will evaluate the effects of Moogoo Udder Creamersus aqueous cream for managing in RISR in patients with cancer.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd.
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom121-1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto121-7
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRadiation Oncology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCancer therapy (excl. chemotherapy and radiation therapy)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3211
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321104
dc.titleA double-blind randomised controlled trial of a natural oil-based emulsion (Moogoo Udder Cream®) containing allantoin versus aqueous cream for managing radiation-induced skin reactions in patients with cancer
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.description.notepublicPage numbers are not for citation purposes. Instead, this article has the unique article number of 121.
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Chan et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorChan, Ray
gro.griffith.authorKeogh, Samantha J.


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